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Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) finds shortfalls in EDF’s cybersecurity plans

French energy giant EDF has been placed under ‘enhanced attention’ by the
UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) after identifying shortfalls in
its cybersecurity plans, according to reports this weekend.

The ONR is
taking action due to the findings of routine inspections over the past 12
months. The Telegraph newspaper quoted the body as saying it had
“identified shortfalls in governance, risk and compliance in certain
technical controls” during these inspections. EDF owns and runs the UK’s
network of nuclear power stations at five locations and is currently
building a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset, together
with minority Chinese partner CGN.

The action takes place against a
backdrop of increased awareness of the vulnerability of energy
infrastructure around Europe to cyber-attack. In particular, Russia has
been blamed for cyber-attacks on both windfarms and nuclear power plants in
Europe as part of its invasion of Ukraine.

Info Security 11th July 2022

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/edf-scrutiny-cybersecurity-record/

Les Echos 11th July 2022

https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/energie-environnement/edf-face-a-des-problemes-de-cybersecurite-dans-ses-centrales-nucleaires-britanniques-1776063

July 13, 2022 - Posted by | safety, UK

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